The Impact of COVID-19 on Ontario's Court Related Services for Survivors of Family Violence


This webinar took place on March 9, 2020  

This webinar reviewed the impact of the pandemic in Ontario on survivors of family violence with a focus on access to specialized services. The presenters discussed the increase in violence and vulnerability of survivors as well as the challenges in accessing needed services. The pandemic has created significant barriers as well as some innovative service approaches. In particular, the webinar addressed services that often required as a part of family court proceedings such as supervised access, batterer intervention and parenting programs (PAR and Caring Dads), legal advice, counseling, and housing. 


Amanda Bruyns
Program Coordinator, Supervised Access Centre, Merrymount Children's Services, London, ON

Tim Kelly
Executive Director, Changing Ways, London, ON

Julie Lee
Family Law Review Counsel, Community Legal Services and Western Law, Western University, London, ON

Janet Mosher
Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, ON

AnnaLise Trudell
Manager of Education, Training & Research, Anova, London, ON

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